Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Charleston SC
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

South Santee River SC to Savannah GA out 20 NM and Savannah GA
to Altamaha Sound GA out 60 NM, including Charleston Harbor and
Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary

AMZ300-182315-
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal South Carolina
and north coastal Georgia...
A stationary front will linger over the area through Tuesday. Low
pressure will pass over or north of the region late Wednesday,
followed by inland high pressure Thursday into Friday. The high
will shift offshore next weekend and then a cold front will
slowly approach from the west.

$$

AMZ330-182315-
Charleston Harbor-
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...SW winds 5 kt.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 kt. A chance of showers in the evening.
Areas of fog with vsbys 1 nm or less at times.
.TUE...W winds 5 kt. Areas of fog in the morning with vsbys 1 nm
or less at times.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 kt.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a
chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 10 kt. A slight chance of showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt.
.FRI...NE winds 5 to 10 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt.

Mariners are reminded that winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

Unless otherwise noted, waves 1 foot or less.

Charleston Harbor water temperature 53 degrees.

$$

AMZ350-182315-
Waters from South Santee River to Edisto Beach SC out 20 NM-
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of
showers this morning, then a chance of showers this afternoon.
Patchy fog this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers in
the evening. Areas of fog with vsbys 1 nm or less at times.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Areas of fog in the
morning with vsbys 1 nm or less at times.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft in
the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a
chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight.
Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight
chance of showers.
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ352-182315-
Waters from Edisto Beach SC to Savannah GA out 20 NM-
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of
showers this morning, then a chance of showers this afternoon.
Patchy fog this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening. Areas of fog with vsbys 1 nm or less at
times.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Areas of fog in the
morning with vsbys 1 nm or less at times.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. A
chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
A chance of showers.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ354-182315-
Waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA out 20 NM, including
Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary-
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of
showers this afternoon. Patchy fog this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance
of showers in the evening. Areas of fog with vsbys 1 nm or less at
times.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Areas of fog in the
morning with vsbys 1 nm or less at times.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers
with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ374-182315-
Waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA extending from 20 to
60 NM-
605 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

.TODAY...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers
in the evening. Areas of fog after midnight with vsbys 1 nm or
less at times.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Areas of fog in the
morning with vsbys 1 nm or less at times.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft in
the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$



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